Right to Die: Assisted Suicide
Death is a natural part of life that happens every day. If it does not occur naturally, you have what is called a murder. There have been many arguments over the years wetaher suicide killing is ethical or unethical. Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide (dying) , doctor-assisted dying (suicide) , and more loosely termed mercy killing for the patient in pain. In majority of the countries euthanasia or assisted suicide is against the law. Euthanisa is divided into two catogories: Voluntary euthanasia, and Involuntary euthanasia. Voluntary euthanasia basically means an euthanasia done with the given consent of the patint or either the family member of th epatient. On the other hand Involuntary euthanasia is whan euthanasia is conducted without consent/ persmission . The decision is made by another person because the patient may be incapable to doing so himself/herself. There are two procedural classifications of euthanasia: Passive euthanasia, and Active euthanasia. Passive euthanasia, as the medica dictionary defines it is the ending of life by the deliberate withholding of drugs or other life-sustaining treatment. Active euthanasia, on the other hand is The practice of injecting a patient with a lethal dose of medication with the primary intention of ending the patient’s life, at the patient’s request. It is killing either way. Maybe there may have been an alternative option.
As far as Ethical and unethical is concerned in the case of right to die- assisted suicide I have different point of views on it. First of all I don't think it's wrong to kill someone for their own good in order to relieve them from thier pain forever, rather than living with unbearabale pain. Second of all, I think that it should be the patients'/ their relatives right to decide weather they agree towards the Euthansia idea. There should be a consent form given to such patients' family memmbers...
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